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"Five men and a photographer - the Ice Team watch on as the SA Agulhas prepares to leave them behind in Antarctica. (to avoid any confusion, the photographer is Brian Newham, traverse manager, and not a dedicated snapper following the team on the ice!)"
Image by Brian Newham courtesy The Coldest Journey, SOURCE
The Agulhas at Crown Bay.
courtesy The Coldest Journey, SOURCE
The Cats lifted off the ship.
courtesy The Coldest Journey, SOURCE
Fuel flubbers and Scoots.
courtesy The Coldest Journey, SOURCE
The living Caboose.
courtesy The Coldest Journey, SOURCE
Some of the [South African] Agulhas cadets.
courtesy The Coldest Journey, SOURCE

Winter South Pole crossing: Alone on the Ice

Posted: Feb 04, 2013 12:03 pm EST

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(Newsdesk) "We are alone now", wrote Brian Newham in The Coldest Journey's blog after the ship, the SA Agulhas departed from Crown Bay yesterday and left the 6 men, Ranulph Fiennes, Richmond Dykes, Rob Lambert, Ian Prickett, Brian Newham and Spencer Smirl, on the ice for their winter journey on Antarctica. "There are certain moments in life that are so hard to describe that it is almost futile to try. What happened here just a couple of hours ago was one of those moments," said Newham. The farewells were extremely hard, he...

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